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Old 09-25-2008, 04:01 PM   #21
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If anyone else has used Symantec Corporate, you can vouch that it is hands down perfect. If a virus is put onto your computer, in a matter of seconds it detects it, quarantines it, and you can just click delete and it gets rid of it. =)
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Old 09-25-2008, 04:09 PM   #22
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My combo seems to be the same as other's on here. I use AVG and Spybot. I also have Ad-aware.
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Old 09-25-2008, 11:49 PM   #23
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I've got avast...decided to try it...its not bad stuff.
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Old 09-26-2008, 12:02 AM   #24
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i don't use anti-virus software, in the past it's caused me more trouble than good, in fact the only time i've ever lost my **** was because of norton so i don't use anything aymore, no problems for years. use common sense and you won't have any issues, i will use ad-aware every couple months just to check, all it ever finds is harmless crap
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Old 09-26-2008, 12:12 AM   #25
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Just downloaded Avast and SuperAntiSpyware... I'll resurrect this thread in a few months and let y'all know if the advice was good or if these things suck.
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Old 09-26-2008, 06:26 AM   #26
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Originally Posted by 944obscene View Post
My combo seems to be the same as other's on here. I use AVG and Spybot. I also have Ad-aware.
+1 for AVG and Spybot

What the hell do I know though, here is my "new" computer (goes with my 36" monitor):
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Old 09-26-2008, 10:32 AM   #27
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Along a similar vein to Deep Freeze, but much more robust and reliable, is Virtual PC.

VPC isn't anti-anything. It's basically, well, a virtual computer that operates in a window. You fire up the software and are greeted with a BIOS POST screen. You can create virtual hard drives, install OSs on them etc. The point being that you can do all sorts of dangerous and destructive **** inside that window with zero risk to the hosting PC. I use VirtualPC both at home and at work whenever I'm testing software that has a high liklihood of blowing up or installing any kind of malware on my machine.

As to virus protection on the main PCs, I have none.

I used to keep a copy of NAV around, and run occasional sweeps with it. That was back when the sweep program was a standalone utility that you could just open, run once, and then close. But these days, I can't seem to find an antivirus program that works that way. They all want to install TSRs and background utils that park themselves comfortably in 50 or 100MB of core and consume CPU resources all the damn time. It's like the antivirus program is, itself, a virus.

Instead, I just don't do stupid **** on my main PCs.
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